Hi, I am new to the forum although I have been reading lots of great Q and As which is why I joined. Great information but some of it is from awhile back so will ask fresh:
Our pump is about to go--we know this because it has become VERY loud and sounds as if straining and ready to blow (probably bad bearings). This may have happened either because it is old (2006 but motor has been replaced at least once by previous owner) or because we had a leak and water level got too low before we realized.
Anyway, we do not really want to go with a straight replacement of a Hayward 1 hp and/or motor replacement of Marathon. We would like to "start fresh" with newer, energy efficient model.
My husband found the EcoPump and we were interested in that....we were recommended EP-4 by two different dealers, but it has mixed opinions on this site....yesterday I saw recommendations of Pentair but one of the models (SuperFlo VS 342001) is not on the Pentair website and I wonder why? I did find it on sunplay.com
In your opinions is a VS better than a 2 speed?
Anyone know about the warranty requirements for the EcoPump? I see Pentair requires professional installation, but my husband is very handy and we cannot justify the cost of some one randomly chosen to come and swap it out.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!